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 Meanings and Examples of CARPENTER
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carpenter
 n.  skilled worker who makes, finishes, and repairs wooden objects and structures
Classic Sentence: (60 in 5 pages)
1  His first object was to reach Starkfield before Hale had started for his work; he knew the carpenter had a job down the Corbury road and was likely to leave his house early.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In VIII
2  In the quiet of the halt, Carol could hear a horse kicking his stall, a carpenter shingling a roof.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER III
3  It was larger than the carpenter shop beside it, but not so well built.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XI
4  She read all she could find regarding staging, she bought paint and light wood; she borrowed furniture and drapes unscrupulously; she made Kennicott turn carpenter.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVIII
5  As a carpenter's nails are divided into wrought nails and cut nails; so mankind may be similarly divided.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 27. Knights and Squires.
6  The mark they thus leave on the whale, may best be likened to the hollow made by a carpenter in countersinking for a screw.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 64. Stubb's Supper.
7  This was an easy thing, for the carpenter had been thrusting his shavings into the furnace throughout the passage.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 96. The Try-Works.
8  This done, the carpenter received orders to have the leg completed that night; and to provide all the fittings for it, independent of those pertaining to the distrusted one in use.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 106. Ahab's Leg.
9  But most humble though he was, and far from furnishing an example of the high, humane abstraction; the Pequod's carpenter was no duplicate; hence, he now comes in person on this stage.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 107. The Carpenter.
10  A belaying pin is found too large to be easily inserted into its hole: the carpenter claps it into one of his ever-ready vices, and straightway files it smaller.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 107. The Carpenter.
11  An oarsman sprains his wrist: the carpenter concocts a soothing lotion.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 107. The Carpenter.
12  Stubb longed for vermillion stars to be painted upon the blade of his every oar; screwing each oar in his big vice of wood, the carpenter symmetrically supplies the constellation.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 107. The Carpenter.
13  A sailor takes a fancy to wear shark-bone ear-rings: the carpenter drills his ears.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 107. The Carpenter.
14  Thus, this carpenter was prepared at all points, and alike indifferent and without respect in all.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 107. The Carpenter.
15  Yet, as previously hinted, this omnitooled, open-and-shut carpenter, was, after all, no mere machine of an automaton.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 107. The Carpenter.
Example Sentence:
1  Ask the carpenter to build in some cupboards.
2  A fair employer, when arranging for the pay of a carpenter, does not try to beat him down.
3  I have a complete set of carpenter's tools.
4  A carpenter's tools include saws, hammers, and screw - drivers.
5  The carpenter held the piece of wood in a vise.
6  He has the skill to be a carpenter.
7  The carpenter shut the workshop door, sliding the heavy metal bolt into place.
8  Isaac, a 26-year-old carpenter, is working there again, now for the third time, but he knows how unstable his employment is.
9  As a master craftsman, the carpenter prided himself on not doing slipshod work.
10  A wright was a jack-of-all-trades, usually trained as a carpenter, craftsman, or builder.
11  The carpenter should have used his tape measure the room before any other jobs.
12  The carpenters began to floor the room.
13  Our gardener is a jack of all trades, he can do carpentering, decorating, a bit of plumbing, and so on.